Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    J. J. Thomson. Recollections and Reflections. London: 1936. First Edition. Signed.

    More Information:

    THOMSON, J. J. (Joseph John) (SIGNED) Nobel Laureate in Physics. Recollections and Reflections. [ Among Thomson's contributions: Discovery & Identification of the Electron, Invention of the Mass Spectrometer and Identification of Isotopes of a stable element]. London: G. Bell & Sons , 1936. First Edition. SIGNED AND DATED "J. J. THOMSON / DEC 1936" without personalization. Laid in is a short note from his wife, Rose Elisabeth Thomson on Trinity Lodge stationery dated December 7, 1936 and signed "R. E. T.". Also laid in is a review of the book from the Sunday Times December 6, 1936. Very Good+ hardback First Edition First Printing with foxing edges, scattered foxing pages, creases ffep. In a Very Good Dust Jacket with edge chips & wear, foxing, soil, sun spine. 8vo. viii, 451 pp. Scarce. Hardcover. Very Good+.

     

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 1906 was awarded to J. J. Thomson (1856-1940) "in recognition of the great merits of his theoretical and experimental investigations on the conduction of electricity by gasses". "I determined m/e for the carriers of negative electricity emitted by metals exposed to ultra-violet light; it was the same as that for the cathode rays. I found also that this was true for the carriers of negative electricity given out by hot metals. I also determined the value of e for the electric charge carried by these negatively electrified particles, and found that it was the same as that carried by the hydrogen atom in the electrolysis of liquids. This left no doubt that the large value of e/m was due to the smallness of the mass and not to the magnitude of the charge. I brought these results before the meeting of the British Association at Dover in 1899..." (Recollections and Reflections, J. J. Thompson, London: Bell & Sons).



    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2016
    6th Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 190

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 31 days left to consign to the 2018 September 13 Books Signature Auction Books - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $619,240